History Main / IDoNotSpeakNonverbal

16th Jun '17 9:26:28 PM AnotherDuck
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* Inability to read facial cues and such is a symptom often found in some autistic spectrum disorders.
** It goes the other way around too - part because of autistics showing them in an odd manner, and part because they're assumed not to have them.
* If ''Cracked.com'' is [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17251_10-coolest-foreign-words-english-language-needs.html any source to go by]], Koreans call this "lacking ''nunchi''", where ''nunchi'' is what keeps you from doing things like telling dirty jokes in church or bringing up the Holocaust at a bar mitzvah.
** "Nunchi eopda" literally means "to lack a social eye", and it's a real expression in Korean.
* In Japan, "KY" for "''[[http://www.japanprobe.com/2007/06/07/japanese-schoolgirls-love-using-ky/ kuuki yomenai]]''", literally "can't read the atmosphere," is a popular slang term among the younger generation. For situations where the person is REALLY not paying attention, "CKY" for "''[[http://jessejace.blogspot.com/2008/02/lets-learn-japanese-kuuki-yomenai.html chou kuuki yomenai]]''", "really can't read the air".
* Most forms of sign language used by Deaf people[[labelnote:*]]There are forms of sign language not intended for use by the deaf. They've been created for use in environments where normal speech doesn't work, such as SCUBA diving.[[/labelnote]] involve the use of facial expressions to convey subtleties of meaning, to the point where specific expressions have specific meanings. So much so that one of the biggest frustrations that many deaf people have when dealing with hearing people is that they are not expressive enough to understand them.
* This trope is the reason why YouKnowWhatYouDid exists. More often than not, the accuser accuses someone of doing something without even directly saying it and then they get mad when the accused does not "admit" to their crimes when said accused has no idea what the accuser is trying to accuse them of. Pro tip: if you ever going to accuse someone of wrongdoing, get straight to the point.
* A surprising amount of nonverbal communication is just as culture-specific as language, so one party could be getting a completely different message than the other thinks they're sending. For example, making eye contact is considered a basic level of respect in some cultures but aggressive or insulting in others.
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15th Jun '17 3:46:23 PM Anddrix
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** In some cases at least, the emotion statement seems to be added in by their translator software. Which has caused at least one elcor to get GenreSavvy about it:

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** In some cases at least, the emotion statement seems to be added in by their translator software. Which has caused at least one elcor to get GenreSavvy smart about it:
24th Mar '17 8:45:37 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', Anne tries to ask Admiral Croft if Wentworth seemed upset in his letter about Louisa and Benwick's sudden marriage, since they'd had every appearance of being ready to marry themselves. Croft replies that Wentworth didn't mention being upset, and even after Anne tries to clarify that she means the ''tone'' of the letter doesn't really understand what she's getting at. (It doesn't help that he knows Wentworth as his straightforward brother-in-law, whereas Anne has been repeatedly subjected to his innocuous, DoubleMeaning remarks about how upset he was over their broken engagement.)
11th Nov '16 9:05:48 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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* Most forms of sign language used by Deaf people[[labelnote:*]]There are forms of sign language not intended for use by the deaf. They've been created for use in environments where normal speech doesn't work.[[/labelnote]] involve the use of facial expressions to convey subtleties of meaning, to the point where specific expressions have specific meanings. So much so that one of the biggest frustrations that many deaf people have when dealing with hearing people is that they are not expressive enough to understand them.

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* Most forms of sign language used by Deaf people[[labelnote:*]]There are forms of sign language not intended for use by the deaf. They've been created for use in environments where normal speech doesn't work.work, such as SCUBA diving.[[/labelnote]] involve the use of facial expressions to convey subtleties of meaning, to the point where specific expressions have specific meanings. So much so that one of the biggest frustrations that many deaf people have when dealing with hearing people is that they are not expressive enough to understand them.
2nd Nov '16 10:49:53 AM FF32
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-->'''Silent Bob:''' The ''sign'' on the ''back of the van'' said "Critters Of ''Hollywood"''! '''They're going to ''Hollywood'', you ''dumb FUCK!'''''

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-->'''Silent Bob:''' The ''sign'' on the ''back of the van'' said "Critters Of ''Hollywood"''! '''They're going to ''Hollywood'', you ''dumb FUCK!'''''THE ''SIGN''! ON THE BACK OF THE ''CAR''! SAID ''CRITTERS''! ''OF HOLLYWOOD''! '''YOU DUMB ''FUCK!!'''''
14th Oct '16 4:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', Komusubi only speaks in "Powerful-ese", the language of powerful men. Which means the only members of the main cast who understand him are his [[SempaiKohai Sempai]] Kurita - and, presumably due to RuleOfFunny, [[TeamMom Mamori]]. This is important at one point in the story, when Kurita doubts his strength so much that he can no longer understand Komusubi.

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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Komusubi only speaks in "Powerful-ese", the language of powerful men. Which means the only members of the main cast who understand him are his [[SempaiKohai Sempai]] Kurita - and, presumably due to RuleOfFunny, [[TeamMom Mamori]]. This is important at one point in the story, when Kurita doubts his strength so much that he can no longer understand Komusubi.
9th Sep '16 7:52:07 AM dlchen145
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** Now, for added confusion, consider the implications when a Deaf person is trying to communicate (either with no sign-language interpreter, or with a sign-language interpreter '''not''' familiar Autistic communication difficulties) with an Autistic person. When this happens, it's [[DudeNotFunny not recommended]] to PassThePopcorn.
27th Jul '16 7:09:06 PM eowynjedi
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* Towards the end of ''PrideAndPrejudice'', Mrs. Bennet is trying to get Jane and Mr. Bingley alone and keeps winking at her other daughters to get them to leave. Elizabeth just ignores this, but finally Kitty asks explicitly why her mother keeps winking at her. Mrs. Bennet denies everything.

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* Towards the end of ''PrideAndPrejudice'', ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Mrs. Bennet is trying to get Jane and Mr. Bingley alone and keeps winking at her other daughters to get them to leave. Elizabeth just ignores this, but finally Kitty asks explicitly why her mother keeps winking at her. Mrs. Bennet denies everything.


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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell laments that he has no way to signal to Wolsey that he shouldn't be ripping Thomas Boleyn a new one; somehow there's no discreet Italian hand signal for "Back off, the king is fucking his daughter."
21st May '16 2:36:54 PM erforce
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-->'''Timmy's Dad''': (''to Timmy'') You are the '''WORST''' charades player ever! (''windmills his arms'') This is not a bulldozer. (''hops up and down'') This is not a fudgesicle. (''pretends to row a boat'') And how is ''this'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II''!?

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-->'''Timmy's Dad''': (''to Timmy'') You are the '''WORST''' charades player ever! (''windmills his arms'') This is not a bulldozer. (''hops up and down'') This is not a fudgesicle. (''pretends to row a boat'') And how is ''this'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II''!?''Film/GhostbustersII''!?
7th May '16 12:12:27 PM nombretomado
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* An Episode of ''Main/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had George standing behind his mother, trying to signal to Angie why she should not let her borrow the car.

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* An Episode episode of ''Main/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' had George standing behind his mother, trying to signal to Angie why she should not let her borrow the car.
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